Quarterbacks Steelers should target in each round of the NFL Draft

Mac Jones #10 of the Alabama Crimson Tide. (Photo by Alika Jenner/Getty Images)
Mac Jones #10 of the Alabama Crimson Tide. (Photo by Alika Jenner/Getty Images) /
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Quarterback Kyle Trask #11 of the Florida Gators. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) /

Round 3: Kyle Trask

I think most people are just starting to realize that Kyle Trask is nowhere near as good as his statistical production would indicate and that he is a better college player than he will be in the NFL. Despite being a Heisman candidate this past season with 4,283 yards, 43 touchdowns, and 8 interceptions, Trask doesn’t have any traits that stand out at all.

While Mac Jones is mostly the same way, he at least has very good intermediate accuracy and excellent ball placement down the field. You aren’t getting this with Trask. Though he may look the part at 6’5” and 240 pounds, Trask doesn’t have a cannon for an arm and he is just generally accurate. He lacks the zip and ball-placement to squeeze throws into tight windows with accuracy.

In addition, Trask is a poor athlete who is hardly a threat to escape the pocket or extend the plays, and he was the beneficiary of terrific pass protection at Florida. Trask could be a very high-level backup or a low-end NFL starter, but he isn’t the type of player I would want to draft before round three. He’s better than Mason Rudolph, but the similarities between these two quarterbacks are eerie.